Teaching Soft Skills via Virtual Reality

We’re seeing virtual and augmented reality popping up everywhere — from Facebook’s purchase of Oculus Rift to applying it to sports practice.  Surely its applications can be extended to the future of the Ledger.

Player Lemon already sees this happening in terms of training:

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So when player YG asked for ideas on how to “teach some of the ‘softer’ skills that will be so crucial to the future (eg curiosity),”

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AR/VR immediately came to mind:

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Maru Duro agrees that VR can affect your behaviors:

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What might you want to teach/learn using VR/AR?

 

When kids teach their parents

In the typical family structure, the parents usually teach and guide their children. But what about when the children teach their parents? Can they receive edublocks?

It happens everyday right under our eyes, whether it’s soft skills like patience, clear communication, and time management, as HayleyC notes:

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or technical training in areas such as social media that might improve their day jobs:

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How might this change the family structure in the future? If young people can earn edublocks at an earlier age, will that affect child labor laws? Does this benefit only traditional two-parent households? What legislation might need to pass to keep up with the changing definition of families?